Thursday, November 11, 2010

Things have gone too far

Happy Veterans Day! I wish I had the day off of work but alas, I think that's only for federal employees. But, speaking of that, apparently State Department officials are tweeting to hostile foreign governments now. All politics aside, that is the most ridiculous thing I've heard of. If this is where all of the new social networking stuff is taking us to, then I'm not on board! Not that I liked the idea of twitter that much in the first place, but seriously, there is no excuse for wishing Ahmadinejad a happy birthday and asking him to release the remaining imprisoned hikers via twitter. Beyond comprehension.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Because I need my beauty sleep, after all

I miss living in the pacific time zone when sports and awards shows are on, because it was great getting them three hours early.  On Sundays, you could just roll out of bed and if football wasn't on already, it would be shortly.  Now, I have to wait until after lunch, it's ridiculous.  And the Oscars end so late now!  It was a lot better when it started mid-afternoon and you could still had plenty of time to get ready for school/work after they were over.  This isn't even considering having to watch Cal in the eastern time zone, when the games sometimes end after 1 am.  Anyway, I was just thinking that today being an election day also makes me miss the pacific time zone, because it was fun having returns to watch starting at 5 pm instead of waiting untl 8, and not getting most of the country in until 11.  Even though I don't follow these things nearly as closely as I did in college, it's still kind of exciting, especially when such big shake-ups are possible, and I don't want to have to stay up late to find out what happens!